Essen 2016 Solo Games Preview List

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In this first of two minisodes, Travis brings you a gigantic list of interesting solo-playable games being released at Essen Spiel 2016. Check it out to see what you should (or shouldn’t) buy.

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Episode 33 – Gaming Outside Our Comfort Zones

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In Episode 33, the Low Player Count crew discusses games that are outside of their comfort zones and how playing them can be a good and bad thing. They also discuss the news about Fantasy Flight splitting with Games Workshop, a couple of games to preorder, and the idea behind an Essen preview list.

Times:
1:32 – Fantasy Flight Splitting Up with Games Workshop
16:45 – The Stars Align
19:00 – The FFG Ask
21:00 – Donny Understands English
21:38 – Sagrada Kickstarter is Funding Well
23:28 – Ibyron on Game Crafter in October
24:30 – The Essen Preview Minisode
26:20 – T-shirts News
28:28 – Man, why is Boardgametables.com so swanky?
29:20 – Comfort Zones!
32:00 – Our Wheelhouse Games and Mechanics
38:00 – We All Don’t Like Party Games
42:20 – Branching Out
57:00 – Transitioning
63:13 – Travis’ Confession
68:09 – End Bits

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Travis Gets Heavy – GMT Games P500 – Fall 2016

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In this episode of Travis Gets Heavy, Travis goes over his anticipation list for the 3rd quarter of GMT Games’ P500 orders. He discusses what he’s excited about, what he has dropped from his orders, and what he is waiting on.

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Episode 32 – The Two Player “Stigma”

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In Episode 32, the Low Player Count Crew discusses whether or not there’s a stigma with two player games at larger gatherings. They also talk shop about shirts, microbadges, and more, talk about some kickstarters out, and round it off with some games they’ve enjoyed playing recently.

Also, there’s a bit of a whine that pops in towards the end of the episode. We know. We’re sorry.

Times:
1:00 – Off the Rails Again
2:45 – Microbadges, please!
7:35 – Updated Shirts
11:20 – Tee Shirt Discussions
16:30 – Pentaquark, Sagrada, Vast: the Crystal Caverns
24:05 – BoardGameTables.com is Still the Greatest
24:45 – Two Player Games in a Larger Setting
57:35 – End Bits

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Episode 31 – The Jamey Stegmaier Interview

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In Episode 31, the Low Player Count Crew releases a new look! They also talk about upcoming preview games they have received, and go in depth with Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games about design thought process, kickstarter tips, solo mode considerations, and the upcoming Charterstone Legacy game and Euphoria Expansion.

Times:
1:00 – Off the Rails Already
3:11 – A New Look for LPC!
5:27 – A New Microbadge?
6:48 – The Part That Donny Never Edits Out
7:06 – Area 51 Kickstarter
11:30 – Button Shy Games: PentaQuark
12:46 – Floodgate Games: Sagrada
20:02 – BoardGameTables.com are still the best!
21:10 – And it’s Jamey Stegmaier!
25:15 – Kickstarter Solo Stretch Goals
30:00 – The Morten Monrad Pederson Effect
36:38 – Making A Game Support Solo
38:35 – Charterstone!
42:00 – Legacy Issues
47:09 – Destructive vs. Additive Legacy Games
52:55 – Kickstarter, Distribution, Preorder?
54:45 – Our Experiences with Legacy Games
58:18 – Euphoria Expansion
65:25 – End Bits

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Big Fun in a Little Box – Tides of Time & Madness

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In this next installment of Big Fun in a Little Box, Shawn dives in to two offerings from Portal Games: Tides of Time and Tides of Madness.

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Episode 30 – Mission: Acquisition

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In Episode 30, the Low Player Count Crew discusses the process they go through in finding the games they want to buy and what happens before and after the purchase. They also talk about GenCantSoloCon 2016, Gen Con from the past, the WHQACG winner, and solo Kickstarter.

Times:
1:03 – LPC from the Past
2:12 – Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave
6:00 – The WHQACG Winner
11:26 – BoardGameTables.com are the best!
12:10 – How Do We Investigate Games We Want?
20:00 – How to Find the New Games Guide for New Players
23:25 – What Pushes You Over the Edge on Kickstarter?
29:40 – Researching Games!
39:36 – How Have Our Tastes Changed?
43:44 – First Shot at the Game
47:45 – Mastering the Game
53:25 – Keep It and Inserts
61:30 – Getting Rid of It
68:18 – Foreign Markets
72:22 – End Bits

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